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    This Is Your Life

    Actors should care about the old buildings in Hollywood. It is their history. If we knew all the stories of all the actors in these buildings, every story would transfix us.

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    Extra Benefits

    A certain casting office hired me for three days. They fitted me in a period costume and wanted my hair to be all one color; I had to be shorter than 5 feet 5 inches and of white European descent.

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    Karin de la Penha... Got the Part!

    "It's a very muscular and at times extremely dark script that really wrestles with some rough stuff," says Karin de la Penha.

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    Top 20 Casting Directors - Part 2

    Interviews with Lisa London and Catherine Stroud (Grandma's Boy); Mindy Marin (Thank You for Smoking); Roger Mussenden (with Ann Robinson) (Superman Returns); Rick Pagano (with Coreen Mayr and Heike Brandstatter) (X-Men: The Last Stand).

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    Classes, Classes, Classes

    I've been taking this scene study class for about six months. I really like it, but lately I'm not sure if it's worth my money.

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    Cae Camille

    When dancer Cae Camille shredded her hamstring last year, she transitioned to a new performing career.

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    From Better to Curse

    Nancy Raffa, currently ballet mistress for American Ballet Theatre, is appearing onstage in "The Sleeping Beauty." She is the witch, Carabosse, who curses Aurora with the prediction that as a teen, she will prick her finger and die.

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    Unions, Guilds and Associations - REDIRECTED

    The following organizations support the film, theatrical and television industries.

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    Ditto for D.C., Reading List

    "I was wondering if by any chance you can recommend a couple of acting books that will help me in my career. I need to learn how to get my confidence up—I get so nervous in auditions."

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    Stavellie Salomon

    Stavellie Salomon was not supposed to be an actor. In fact, the Scotland native and youngest of 12 children has spent most of her life trying to live up to her family's desire that she be a doctor.